A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight

  • Feed gas deliveries to Sabine Pass and Cameron LNG terminals were still near zero after Hurricane Laura, dragging down prompt U.S. gas prices as restart timelines remained unclear. “The main issue at this point is the timeframe for restoring power” at the terminals, said EBW Analytics Group.
  • Cheniere Energy Inc. and Sempra Energy had not provided an update about power status at the sites. “There are indications that power is already flowing at Sabine Pass,” EBW added. “Refineries and industrial plants located near Cameron, LA, however, have stated that restoration of power to their facilities could take up to three weeks, raising questions regarding the restart of Cameron.”
  • Entergy Corp. has restored 74% of outages caused by Laura, but customers in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes face weeks without power. In those areas, a total of 6,637 poles, 11,886 spans of wire and 2,926 transformers were damaged. 
  • The ports of Beaumont and Port Arthur in Texas, and Lake Charles, LA, have reopened with restrictions.